Fat Fashion

This is your semi-regular thread in which fat women can share pix, make recommendations for clothes they love, ask questions of other fat women about where to locate certain plus-size items, share info about sales, talk about what jeans cut at what retailer best fits their body shapes, discuss how to accessorize neutral colored suits, share stories of going bare-armed for the first time, brag about a cool fashion moment, whatever.

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Welcome to the first Fat Fashion thread of the year! Below, my look for New Year's Day dinner out with friends:

image of me smiling with my hair pulled back into a ponytail, wearing large retro-styled black glasses frames, a black top, and a large gold and turquoise statement necklace

Those are frames I purchased relatively inexpensively from Zenni ("relatively," because my very strong prescription makes my glasses more expensive than for most folks), paired with a $9 top from Old Navy, and a $19 necklace I bought on Etsy about a decade ago.

I was also wearing an ancient pair of Torrid jeans and my black Westley loafers.

None of it was new, all of it was fairly cheap, I felt good, I received lots of compliments, and my transition to Fat Anne Bancroft is nearing completion. Let's go, 2019!

Anyway! What's up with you?

Have at it in comments! Please remember to make fat women of all sizes, especially women who find themselves regularly sizing out of standard plus-size lines, welcome in this conversation, and pass no judgment on fat women who want to and/or feel obliged, for any reason, to conform to beauty standards. And please make sure if you're soliciting advice, you make it clear you're seeking suggestions—and please be considerate not to offer unsolicited advice. Sometimes people just need to complain and want solidarity, not solutions.

[Note: I am not receiving anything in return for my recommendations here, nor am I affiliated in any way with any of the companies mentioned herein. Any endorsements made are on products I purchased myself, just because I like them!]

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